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### Source for roots of matrix polynomials?

A matrix polynomial is a polynomial whose variables are square $n \times n$ matrices, let's say with entries in $\mathbb{C}$, and with coefficients in $\mathbb{C}$. I am seeking a source of results on ...
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### The Poisson-kernel in the plane and polynomials

Let \begin{align*} p(z) & = \ \prod_{j = 1}^{n} (z - z_j) \, ; \ |z_j| \ = \ 1 \\ & = \ \prod_{j = 1}^{l+1} (z - z_j)^{M_j} \end{align*} be a non-constant complex polynomial with ...
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### Cayley-Hamilton revisited

Let $(A_i)_i$ be $n\times n$ matrices with entries in a field $K$ with characteristic $0$. We consider the equation (1) $f(X)=A_kX^k+\cdots+A_1X+A_0=0_n$ where $X\in\mathcal{M}_n(K)$ is unknown. Let ...
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### Relating a Polynomial equation to the characteristic equation of a Hermitian matrix

This question arose out of mere curiosity. Given a polynomial equation and I happen to know that its roots are real (but not the roots itself). Does it mean it is the characteristic equation of a ...
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### Descartes rule of signs for a noncommutative polynomial in matrix variables

Recently, while studying certain notions of "averaging" a set of input matrices, I obtained a nonlinear polynomial in matrix variables. A simple example is \begin{equation*} \mathcal{G}(X) := X^n - ...
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### The number of solutions of a matrix equation

Let $P(X) = a_nX^n + \cdots + a_1X + a_0$ be a polynomial, $a_i \in \mathbb{R}$ for all $i$. Set $$S = \lbrace A \in \mathbb{M}_n: P(A) = 0 \rbrace.$$ We consider the following relation $\sim$ on ...
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### Do approximately the same polynomials have approximately the same roots? [closed]

"If $U$ is an open subset of the complex plane, then matrices $X\in\textrm{M}(n,\mathbb C)$ all of whose eigenvalues belong to $U$ make up an open subset of $\textrm{M}(n,\mathbb C)$." Trying to prove ...
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### Characteristic polynomial of a symmetric integer matrix

I am wondering what, if anything, is known about the characteristic polynomials of integer symmetric matrices. I believe I read somewhere that not every polynomial with integer coefficients can be a ...
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### polynomial matrices and its spectrum

Hello, all! I have a polynomial non-singular square matrix over $\mathbf{F} _q[x]$, \underset{l \times l}{G(x)} = \left( \begin{matrix} g _{0,0}(x) & g _{0,1}(x) & \ldots & g ...
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### Detecting if a polynomial is a Pfaffian

Given an explicit polynomial, is there any kind of trick/algorithm to check whether it is a pfaffian of a matrix with linear entries?
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### Symmetric polynomials preserving $-1,1$ matrices

If $A$ is an $n\times n$ integer matrix, then trivially $S=A+A^t$ and $P = AA^t$ where $t$ is transpose", are both symmetric. Assume that $A$ is also a "$\lbrace -1,1 \rbrace$" matrix, i.e., the ...
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### Irreducibility of determinant of symmetric matrix

It is quite known fact that the determinant of arbitrary symmetric matrix is an irreducible polynomial in algebra $\mathbb C [x_{ij}, 1\leq i,j\leq n]$ ($x_{ij}=x_{ji}$) (see this: ...
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### on existence of matrices X, Y s.t. XAY is diagonal over non-commutative ring

Given $A\in Mat_{n\times n}(R)$ where $R$ is a non-commutative associative ring are there exist any (non-zero) matrices $X, Y\in Mat_{n\times n}(R)$ such that $XAY=diag(a_1, \ldots , a_n)$ for some ...